A commercial trawler suspected of encroaching illegally on South Otago inshore waters has been cleared by officials.
A previously "toxic" Catlins community stoush over a new heritage track looks to have been defused after council intervention this week.
Fisheries NZ is investigating claims a commercial fishing trawler may have encroached on an inshore South Otago reef.
The South Otago town of Lawrence will have its name dropped from its local electorate ward name next year if a Clutha District Council proposal goes ahead unchallenged.
A Balclutha chef has spoken of "anger and helplessness" among Clutha Licensing Trust staff, as a proposal to sell its businesses takes another step forward.
A ''refuge'' for pedestrians in the middle of State Highway 1 is proving to be nothing of the sort, Balclutha residents and authorities say.
Visitors to South Otago will be able to more easily unearth the region’s hidden culinary gems after the launch of a new food trail.
The Clutha Licensing Trust has acknowledged some staff may be affected by a proposed divestment of its businesses, out for public consultation today.
Clutha District Council is taking steps to address an "urgent'' shortfall in accommodation for seasonal and other workers arriving in the district this spring.
Clutha District Council (CDC) will look at improving communications with the Lawrence community after town businesses expressed anxiety at the pace of flood works.
A long-running police operation to shut down and seize assets from a South Otago drug dealer has come to a successful conclusion.
A historic West Otago dairy factory faces demolition "by inertia" unless the community mobilises, officials say.
A $21,000 fine imposed on the Clutha District Council for a sewage discharge has been deferred until November 21.
An initial phase of consultation on the future of the Clutha Licensing Trust has attracted only "single-digit'' submissions.
An "unashamedly parochial" philanthropic community foundation was launched yesterday in South Otago.